Celebrate Earth Fest!

EarthFest Week at WPI is quickly coming up and activities will run from April 1st until the 24th!  The entire WPI community is invited to enjoy these events.  Included are:

Thursday, April 1, In Front of Harrington Auditorium, 1-4 pm
Free Watt Demonstration, System using cogeneration, 90% efficient, save money on electricity, save natural resources, and save the environment.  Mark Mcaulay, '89, Director of Product Engineering, Climate Energy, LLC. 

Monday, April 5, SL305, Noon-2 pm
Sustainable Design Presentation by Marie Planchard, DS Solidworks Corp., Sustainable engineering is the integration of social, environmental, and economic conditions into a product or process.  Successful products are developed by integrating Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) directly into the Computer Aided Design (CAD) model. Teaching students to understand, improve, and communicate the environmental impact of their design reflects the current state of the global economy.  Engineering parameters such as material selection and the manufacturing process affect carbon footprint, energy consumption, air acidification, and water eutrophication. Learning to compare engineering parameters allows students to be environmentally conscience about their designs.

Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 9, Quad, 10 am – 3 pm
Student Flea Market open to the WPI Community, Recycle, Reuse, Reduce; students selling and trading items prior to leaving campus.

Monday, April 12
Deadline for Innovative Earth Week One-Minute 3R Video Competition:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!  Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to send in their serious, creative, funny, and frightening videos to win cash prizes.  Send video link to cei@wpi.edu by 4/12/10

Wednesday, April 14, AK219, Noon-1pm (pizza will be served)
WPI Sustainability Panel - WPI experts talk about energy, waste reduction and recycling, hazardous waste, LEED building, Dining and IT initiatives, environmental major and studies programs, Green Report Card at WPI.

Thursday, April 15, Fuller Labs Upper Perreault Hall, 4-5 pm
Sustainability Talk, The Green Market: A national, Regional, and Local Perspective of the Modern Energy Economy, presented by Vincent DeVito, Acting Director of IES.

Wednesday, April 21, Gordon Library, 2-4pm
Sustainability Poster Competition:  A sustainability-themed poster contest sponsored by the WPI Task Force on Sustainability and the Environmental Studies Program.

Saturday, April 24
Worcester Parks Clean-up.  Meet on the Quad for registration starting at 10 am.  

Contact green@wpi.edu if you would like more information on any of these events.  

April 1, 2010

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